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Soumyabrata Chakraborty Gyanendra Kumar

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An experiment has been conducted under AICRP on Soil Test Crop Response (STCR) at the Central Research Farm (Gayeshpur), Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya, West Bengal to find out the effect of integrated nutrient management in ArkaHarit variety of bitter gourd. The treatments contain different organic and inorganic fertilizer viz. Control (T1), NPK @ 90:60:60 kg/ha (T2), Vermicompost @ 12t/ha (T3), NPK+ Vermicompost @ 3t/ha (T4), FYM @ 25t/ha (T5), NPK+FYM @ 6.25t/ha (T6), Mustard oil cake (MOC) @ 7t/ha (T7), NPK+MOC @ 1.75t/ha (T8). Application of organic and inorganic sources in an integrated manner has resulted higher in yield, physical and chemical parameter such as seed yield (2815 kg/ha), aggregate ratio (0.69), mean weight diameter (0.593 mm), geometric mean weight diameter (0.679 mm), organic carbon (1.28 %), CEC (12.88 meq/100g), available nitrogen (208 kg/ha), phosphorus (62 kg/ha), potassium (167 kg/ha) in higher magnitude as compare to the single application of inorganic fertilizer. In maximum cases, the chemical parameters is highest in harvesting stage rather than other stage. Quality characters such as Vitamin A, C, crude fibre are nourished in favourable way due to integrated appli-cation of organic and inorganic fertilizers. Based on the performance, it was found that treatment combination of NPK+MOC @ 1.75t/ha (T8) was best among all treatments in most cases for yield, productivity and nutritional as-pects of ArkaHarit variety of bitter gourd.

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Keywords

Bitter gourd, Crop quality, Integrated nutrient management, Physical and chemical properties

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Chakraborty, S., & Kumar, G. (2017). Impact of integrated nutrient management on some important physical and chemical attributes of soil vis-a-vis performance of bitter gourd. Journal of Applied and Natural Science, 9(1), 556–561. https://doi.org/10.31018/jans.v9i1.1229
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